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The 1985 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of the University of Nebraska-Lincolnmarker in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadiummarker in Lincoln, Nebraskamarker.

Schedule

Roster

Bailey, Dan (So.) OG

Banderas, Tom #87 (So.) TE

Behrens, Vance (So.) WB

Blakeman, Clete #12 (So.) QB

Blankenship, Brian #70 (Sr.) OG

Brinson, Dana #33 (Fr.) WB

Bryan, Dave #58 (Jr.) OG

Carl, Mike #42 (Jr.) CB

Carpenter, Todd #73 (Jr.) OT

Carr, Chris #45 (Jr.) S

Casterline, Dan #24 (Jr.) FB

Chealey, Gene #31 (So.) MON

Clayton, McCathorn #7 (So.) QB

Cooper, Mark #54 (Jr.) C

Custard, John #28 (So.) CB

Daffer, Chad #46 (Sr.) LB

Davis, Brian #32 (Jr.) CB

Diaz, Mark (Jr.) TE

Dittmer, Jim #59 (Sr.) OT

DuBose, Doug #22 (Jr.) IB

Ernest, Jim #77 (RFr.) OT

Etienne, LeRoy #48 (Fr.) LB

Forch, Steve #38 (Jr.) LB

Frain, Todd #80 (Sr.) TE

Galois, Ron #67 (Jr.) OG

Gamble, Jason #86 (So.) SE

Gangwish, Paul (Sr.) DE

Gatson, Pernell (Jr.) WB

Green, Derrick (So.) OT

Groskurth, Danny #52 (So.) DT

Hall, Mike (So.) TE

Hawkins, Hendley #86 (So.) QB

Hedlund, Mike #36 (So.) FB

Heibel, Micah #48 (So.) FB

Henning, Blake #39 (So.) LB

Hill, Scott #15 (So.) S

  Hoefler, Mike #75 (Jr.) OG

Holloway, Tony #91 (Jr.) LB

Holscher, Jim (So.) WB

Jamrog, Jeff #55 (So.) DE

Johnson, Brad #64 (Jr.) OT

Jones, Keith #6 (So.) IB

Jones, Lee #98 (So.) DT

Kaelin, Ken #49 (Jr.) FB

Kelley, Jon #40 (So.) IB

Klein, Dale #1 (Jr.) PK

Knox, Mike #44 (Sr.) LB

Krantz, Jeff (Unk) SE

Lewis, Bill #68 (Sr.) C

Lightner, Keven #57 (So.) OT

Lindstrom, Roger #23 (Sr.) WB

Macias, Bill #77 (So.) OT

Maggard, Rob #72 (Jr.) OT

McCormick, John #61 (So.) OG

Miles, Paul #21 (Sr.) IB

Miller, Cleo #17 (Jr.) CB

Millikan, Todd #43 (Fr.) TE

Mlinar, Jerry #16 (Jr.) QB

Moore, Brian #90 (Sr.) TE

Munford, Marc #41 (Jr.) LB

Nelson, Ray #8 (Jr.) WB

Nichols, John #63 (So.) C

Noel, Jack #56 (Sr.) C

Noonan, Danny #95 (Jr.) MG

Opie, Harlan (So.) DE

Otte, Mike (Unk) SE

Paige, Woody #9 (Sr.) CB

Palmer, Tony #97 (So.) DT

Parker, Stan #74 (Jr.) OG

Parsons, Kevin #35 (Jr.) LB

Pokorny, Brian #18 (Sr.) CB

Proffitt, Todd #34 (Sr.) MG

  Rathman, Tom #26 (Sr.) FB

Reeves, Gregg #84 (Sr.) DE

Reynolds, Rod #93 (Sr.) DT

Rogers, Phil #66 (Sr.) MG

Roth, Tim #65 (Sr.) OT

Rother, Tim #78 (So.) OT

Rozier, Guy #4 (Sr.) MON

Schaaf, Jim #62 (So.) OG

Schneider, Gary #3 (Jr.) CB

Schnitzler, Craig #13 (So.) P/PK

Schnitzler, Robb #85 (Jr.) SE

Sellentin, Jeff #53 (Jr.) C

Shaw, Pat #51 (Jr.) LB

Shead, Ken #99 (Sr.) LB

Sheppard, Von #2 (So.) WB

Siebler, Bryan #19 (Jr.) S

Skow, Jim #96 (Sr.) DT

Smith, Brad #81 (Sr.) DE

Smith, Neil #92 (So.) DT

Smith, Rod #88 (So.) SE

Spachman, Chris #76 (Jr.) DT

Strasburger, Matt (Jr.) S

Taylor, Jeff #10 (So.) QB

Taylor, Steve #11 (Fr.) QB

Thayer, Dan #29 (Jr.) S

Thomas, Broderick #82 (Fr.) DE

Tomjack, Jeff #11 (So.) MON

Tucker, Scott #89 (Sr.) DE

Turner, Travis #14 (Sr.) QB

Tyrer, Brad #83 (Jr.) DE

Washington, Brian #43 (So.) MON

|Watkins, Dennis #27 (Sr.) CB

Welniak, Doug #37 (So.) LB

Welter, Tom #69 (Jr.) OT

Wingard, Dan #47 (Sr.) P/PK

     


Coaching staff

Name Title First year

in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Tom Osborne Head Coach

Offensive Coordinator
1973 1964-1997 Hastings College
Charlie McBride Defensive Coordinator 1981 1977-1999 Coloradomarker
Cletus Fischer Offensive Line 1960-1985 Nebraskamarker
John Melton Tight Ends

Wingbacks
1973 1962-1988 Wyomingmarker
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraskamarker
George Darlington Defensive Backs 1973-2002 Rutgersmarker
Milt Tenopir Offensive Line 1974 1974-2002 Sterling
Gene Huey Receivers 1977 1977-1986 Wyomingmarker
Frank Solich Running Backs 1983 1979-2003 Nebraskamarker
Jack Pierce 1979-1991
Bob Thornton Secondary 1981 1981-1985 Nebraskamarker
Dan Young Offensive Line

Kicking
1983 1983-2002 Reed Collegemarker


Game notes

Florida State

Although Nebraska led 14-3 going into halftime, turnover-free Michigan cashed in on each of several Cornhusker mistakes in the third quarter to run off 24 points and pull away, handing Nebraska its second consecutive defeat to a #5 team.

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 9 10 18 18 16 13 9 7 5 5 3 2 2 8 7 7 11
Coaches 10


After the season



Awards


Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Bill Lewis, Jim Skow
All-America 2nd team Doug DuBose
All-America 3rd team Tom Rathman
All-America honorable mention Tim Roth, Brian Blankenship
All-Big 8 1st team Brian Blankenship, Bill Lewis, Doug DuBose, Tom Rathman, Dale Klein, Jim Skow
All-Big 8 2nd team Danny Noonan, Brian Washington, Tim Roth, Dan Wingard, Chris Spachman, Marc Munford


NFL and Pro Players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1985 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.

Name Team
Brian Blankenship Pittsburgh Steelers
Dana Brinson San Diego Chargers
Brian Davis Washington Redskins
Doug DuBose San Francisco 49ers
LeRoy Etienne San Francisco 49ers
Todd Frain Washington Redskins
Keith Jones Cleveland Browns
Mike Knox Denver Broncos
Bill Lewis Los Angeles Raiders
Paul Miles Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marc Munford Denver Broncos
Danny Noonan Dallas Cowboys
Tom Rathman San Francisco 49ers
Tim Rother Los Angeles Raiders
Jim Skow Cincinnati Bengals
Neil Smith Kansas City Chiefs
Steve Taylor Edmonton Eskimos
Broderick Thomas Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brian Washington Cleveland Browns
Dennis Watkins Philadelphia Eagles
Tom Welter St. Louis Cardinals


References


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